“It’s knockout rugby really for us in the pool the way it is at the minute. We’re just trying to put one foot in front of the other and try to learn from mistakes.”

Tadhg Furlong’s outlook is straightforward ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup clash with Bath at Aviva Stadium on Saturday (KO 5.30pm) – a win is a must.

While Leinster did come out on top, 17-10, in last weekend’s battle at The Rec, Furlong recalls teams arriving in Dublin in previous years and leaving with a spring in their step.

“In the past, you talk about Northampton a few years ago when we won away and lost at home, similar situation with Exeter last year where we won away and gave them a good start into the game.

“The quality of Bath and the players they have, we can’t afford for that to happen to us this weekend.”

The December trip to the Aviva is always a special occasion and Furlong recognises that this year will be no different thanks to the huge support Leinster have.

“They’re always big games. I suppose the Christmas back-to-back is unique in a way for club rugby where you play the same team home and away within a two-week period.

“Everyone wants to play well. We’re back in the Aviva, ticket numbers have gone past 40,000 and everyone wants to play well and drive the legacy a bit.”

Leinster v Bath